Posts tagged: social sciences

University Alliance/British Academy International Research Event @ University of Salford

5 October 2016

We are pleased to announce details of a forthcoming joint University Alliance/British Academy event at the university, which will address issues of international research in the humanities and social sciences. Academic staff with an interest in this area are encouraged to register to secure their place.

The University Alliance have joined up with the British Academy and the University of Salford to explore the topic of international research in the humanities and social sciences through an event aimed at academics and research managers. The event will be held at the university on 7th December 2016.

The event will:

  • highlight British Academy funding opportunities available for researchers
  • explore policy and structural problems around international research and share best practice on how these can be overcome
  • share best practice between researchers working on international projects.

This event will be a great opportunity for colleagues from both Salford and other University Alliance institutions to get to meet British Academy colleagues and hear about the funding opportunities and support available. The event will also include research showcases and presentations from active researchers and Academy award holders from across the North West.

UoS Event booking

A second event, on the topic of interdisciplinary research, will be held at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol on 9th November.

UWE Event Booking

Please note that places are limited on a first come first serve basis. As the events will both cover similar territory, please limit attendance to one event.

For further information or if you have any questions please contact Research Development Manager Adrian Duckworth.


Wellcome Trust collaborative awards in humanities and social science

9 December 2015

Please see the following alert from Research Professional:

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its collaborative awards in humanities and social science. These enable teams to tackle major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences. Funding may be used for coordination and integration activities, network building and carrying out large-scale interdisciplinary research. Applications which propose to carry out interdisciplinary research across humanities and social science, science and innovation funding, are also encouraged.

Teams should normally consist of two to six principal applicants, each of whom has a track record of collaboration. Interdisciplinary research collaborations within the humanities and social sciences or with clinical or basic biomedical scientists, are encouraged. Collaborations may be international, and may exist within a department, across a university or spanning a number of institutions.

Awards are normally worth up to £2 million each over a maximum period of five years, with most in the range of £1m to £1.5m. Funding may cover research expenses, travel and subsistence, collaborative activity, capacity-building initiatives and research leave, symposia and dissemination activities, research management and support costs, and public engagement costs.